I’ve started a few new good habits lately.
One is walking every evening. I put the bike riding away for a spell because I wanted to see if walking would offer a few more health benefits. So far I do feel stronger, and have a little more spring in my step! Yay me! I think I am a lazy biker.
I’ve also considerably upped my water intake. I leave one glass out on the counter, with a sticky note, then mark off how many glasses I inhale a day. It’s a good reminder!
Another thing I’ve been doing lately is cleaning. It actually never stopped. I just stopped blogging about it because it wasn’t very pretty stuff.
I’m reaching deep corners that needed attention since moving here. That means, I’m slowly claiming this entire house! Progress feels SO good!
Our weather has been pretty cold and rainy, so that’s given me more time indoors, which was needed anyway. But I did manage to mow the lawn once so far…
So anyway, this past weekend I was simply minding my own business, vacuuming all the floors in the house, when I came across my downstairs office.
Big sigh… too much stuff to vacuum around, so I cleaned one area and resolved to just go watch Nashville. Priorities you know…
But I couldn’t help myself. I kicked a few things out of the way to vacuum JUST a little more, when…
I ended up with this. This is called shuffling, not to be mistaken for actual purging and cleaning.
When I was getting no where fast, I knew there was only one way to tackle this and do it right.
Let the gutting begin.
Nashville would have to wait.
The very first thing that was done was to add a few more boards for make shift shelving, as I didn’t have any surplus of small shelves in stock.
It worked! One plank came from my Pantry shelf.
Because I appear to repurpose repurposed projects. A lot.
Then everything was placed on the floor in groups. This was the worst part. But it really allowed you to see how many silver creamers you really had.
Or rusty metal clamps. Don’t ask… don’t even ask.
Then piles of stuff I wasn’t sure on got packed up.
If the things I no longer wish to keep aren’t worth much, I’ll bring it all to a local thrift store. But if I find decent value in a few things, I may group them together and list them on my fav Facebook bidding site to earn a few bucks.
May buy a dinner, who knows.
Then I rewarded myself with a WALK to the local restaurant for dinner!
Then, Nashville. Of course.
Nothing like getting it ALL in!
Are you still busy cleaning, or have you hit the great outdoors instead?